Jayne Augoye

ayne Augoye, an assistant editor, covers the entertainment and lifestyle beat for Premium Times. She has a master's degree in Media and Communication from the Pan Atlantic University. She can be reached through @jaynejones (Twitter)

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Ali Baba

2019: Ali Baba, I Go Dye speak on state of Nigeria

Nigerian comedians, Ali Baba and I Go Dye, have written open letters to President Muhammadu Buhari over the state of the country ahead of the 2019 elections. Both comedians have been very outspoken about national issues in recent times. While Alibaba, whose real name is Atunyota Akpobome, urged the president…

Linda Ikeji

Linda Ikeji’s controversies, Toyin Aihmaku’s crashed engagement, other top entertainment stories last week

Linda Ikeji under fire for plagiarism, libel Controversial blogger, Linda Ikeji, made the news headlines twice last week for the wrong reasons. First, she set Nigeria’s blogosphere on fire when she alleged that John Abayomi, an online editor with Punch Newspapers, is the brain behind Instablog9ja - a platform that…

Stage Play, ‘The Confab’ comes alive in Lagos

“The Confab” a satirical stage play that explores our nature as political beings will come alive at the Terra Kukture, Lagos this weekend. The play is being produced by Mabykay Productions and directed by Nwando Alayande. The story tells of delegates from the various geopolitical zones of the country who…

Banky W

2019: Banky W to run for House Of Reps

Nigerian entertainer, Olubankole Wellington, popularly called Banky W, has declared his intention to run for a seat in the House of Representatives. The singer cum actor seeks to represent Eti-Osa Local Government Area in Lagos. Banky W, 37, said he would run under the Modern Democratic Party, a political party…

Joke Silva, Bimbo Manuel, Rahama Sadau star in new movie

While Nigerian politicians struggle for political power in 2019, a new Nollywood thriller, “If I am President” has premiered in Lagos. The film captures the current political climate of the country, especially the recent emergence of younger aspirants. Nollywood actors, Joke Silva, Bimbo Manuel, Ayo Ayoola of Project Fame are…

Seun Egbegbe

Seun Egbegbe’s trial stalled as judge fines prosecutor N50,000

The trial of an embattled Nollywood filmmaker, Olajide Kareem, aka Seun Egbegbe, at Federal High Court in Lagos was stalled on Monday. This was because the trial judge, Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, insisted that the case could not go on except the prosecutor, Innocent Anyigor, paid a fine of N50, 000. The…

2Face Idibia [Photo credit: NAN]

VIDEO: 2face weeps as wife, baby mama settle rift

Singer Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2face or 2Baba, broke down in tears on Sunday after his wife, Annie Idibia, and his first baby mama, Pero Adeniyi, settled their rift. The reconciliation occurred at Crescendo Lounge in Ikeja, Lagos while the viral video surfaced online on Monday. While the circumstances…

Nollywood filmmaker accused of theft unable to meet bail conditions 20 months after

Nollywood film-maker, Olajide Kazeem, aka, Seun Egbegbe, has spent 20 months in prison custody unable to meet the N5m bail granted him by the Federal High Court in Lagos. The case, which was last heard on Thursday, is billed to resume on Monday (today) for continuation of trial. The erstwhile…

Tiwa Savage wins 'Best African Act' at the 2018 MTV EMAs (GettyImages_Daniele Venturelli)

MTV Emas: Tiwa Savage beats Davido, others to win Best African Act

Tiwa Savage won the 'Best African Act' category at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards. The awards held on Sunday night, at the Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao in Spain. Tiwa faced stiff competition from Davido, Distruction Boyz (South Africa), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Nyashinski (Kenya), Shekinah (South Africa) but came tops. Tiwa…

Nigerian film-maker, Frank Ufomadu

INTERVIEW: Why I shot historical film on Mbaise people – Frank Ufomadu

Frank Ufomadu is the producer of a new Nollywood movie titled “The Chronicles” featuring Onyeka Onwenu, Segun Arinze, Victor Osuagwu, among other stars. The movie is a historical account of the Mbaise people of Imo State as told by the oldest indigene of the town. Here, the producer tells PREMIUM…

Ooni and wife at Art X Lagos 2018

Ooni of Ife, wife, others attend Art X Lagos opening night

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and his new wife, Naomi Oluwaseyi, attended the opening night of Art X in Lagos on Friday. ArtXLagos 2018, founded in 2016 by Tokini Peterside to showcase the most innovative contemporary African artworks, was declared open by monarch at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island,…

MTV EMA Awards

MTV EMA: Jason Derulo, David Guetta, others to perform

MTV on Saturday announced its star-studded performance line-up for the 2018 MTV EMAs. They include international pop sensations Little Mix, pop star Bebe Rexha, superstar DJ/producer David Guetta and platinum-selling musician, Jason Derulo. These artists will join previously announced host and performer Hailee Steinfeld, Nicki Minaj, Halsey, Rosalía, Panic and…

Handwashing Day: How cleaner hands can fight infections, save lives

Health experts have said proper hand hygiene can be a life saver and the easiest way to fight off deadly infections. This was the message communicated to Nigerians during the 2018 Global Handwashing Day themed "Clean hands: healthy future". The event, which was held in Abuja on October 15, was…

Rose May Alaba

Rose May features Mayorkun in “50 50 Loving”

Austria-based Nigerian pop singer, Rose May, has featured DMW artiste, Mayorkun, in a new single titled “50 50, Loving.” Popular music producer, Kiddominant, produced the love track while the video was shot at various exotic locations in Nigeria. Asked the inspiration behind her song with the “Bobo” crooner, she said,…

Mr Nigeria Contestants

23-year-old emerges Mr Nigeria 2018 winner

A new Mr Nigeria has emerged and he is Nelson Enwerem. Nelsen, 23, defeated 19 other contestants to clinch the coveted prize at an exciting event, which held at the Silverbird Galleria, Lagos on Sunday. Nelson is the fifth winner of the contest. The titleholder, who also won the award…

Bloke at the Lagos Fashion Week

PHOTOS: Lagos Fashion Week ends in style

The 2018 Lagos Fashion Week ended in grand style on Saturday with the best of Nigerian fashion and designs on display. The event attracted fashion experts, enthusiasts and media across Africa and beyond. It featured over 50 designers showcasing their Spring/Summer 2019 collections. The four-day event kicked off on Wednesday…

Olamide's bentley

Olamide’s Bentley, actress’s N1.25mn victory against army, other top entertainment stories last week

Olamide reportedly buys Bentley YBNL boss, Olamide, has reportedly bought a Bentley worth N94 million. The singer shared a video of  his producer, Young Jonn, seen test driving the new ‘toy’ which he says is his on Instagram. The Bentley has a classic red interior, proving that the hit maker…

Veteran Nigerian actor, Adebayo Salami popularly known as Oga Bello

INTERVIEW: Why I met Buhari and what Nollywood needs to improve – Adebayo Salami

Veteran Nigerian actor and filmmaker, Adebayo Salami, popularly known by his stage name, Oga Bello, recently celebrated his 54th year on stage. The actor who still features prominently in several Yoruba movies has shown no signs of slowing down just yet. The 65-year-old actor welcomed PREMIUM TIMES into his Ikorodu…

MTV EMA Awards

Nigerian nominated for MTV EMA Generation Change Award

A 26-year-old Nigerian, Hauwa Ojeifo, has been nominated for the ‘Generation Change Award’ at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Award. The MTV EMA Generation Change Award is a new category created to elevate and empower the fearless, original young people who are changing the world. The Generation Change Award would…

Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti bags Grammy nomination

Seun Kuti's fourth album, "Black Times" album has been nominated in the Best World Music Album category at the Grammy Awards. Seun, who is the son of Afrobeat originator, Fela Kuti, shared the news on his Instagram page on Saturday and urged his followers to vote for him. The 61st…

Efe Okedi's burial convoy at Atan Cemetary Yaba, Lagos on Friday

Ras Kimono’s wife, Efemena Okedi, buried in Lagos

Efemena Okedi, wife of late Reggae star, Ras Kimono, was buried at the Atan cemetery, Yaba, Lagos on Friday. A statement by the Copyright Society of Nigeria said she was buried at exactly 10.45 a.m. in a solemn mood amid tears from friends and family. She passed away on June…

Beauty Yahawah is the spokesperson of the National Youth Movement for Atiku Abubakar (NYMAA).

INTERVIEW: Why Atiku will be better president than Buhari – Spokesperson, Support Group

Beauty Yahawah is the spokesperson of the National Youth Movement for Atiku Abubakar (NYMAA). In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Jayne Augoye, Mrs Yahawah speaks on the 2019 presidential election, the chances of the PDP candidate, the Not-too-Young to Run Act and the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari. Excerpt: PT:…

Entertainment events to attend in Lagos, Abuja, Warri this weekend

MI Abaga Set To Headline Real Deal Experience Abuja Abuja is set to experience the best in music and entertainment as the Legend Real Deal Experience comes to town. Notable Nigerian rapper, M.I., will headline the event. Side attractions will include comedy, role-play, brand education, eulogy and games like the…

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Lola Shoneyin pictured at the opening day of Ake Festival in Lagos on Friday

Osinbajo reveals ‘love story’ that ended literary dream

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday revealed his 'poetic side' when he shared an intimate story of how his mother ''beat the poetic genius out of him''. Mr Osinbajo disclosed this while giving the keynote address at the Ake Arts & Book Festival holding at the Radisson Blu, Ikeja, Lagos.…

2017 Face of Okija winners, Chinasa Ezeamaka and Chukuwi Enukoha

Face of Okija cultural pageant calls for entries

The organisers of Face of Okija cultural pageant have begun accepting entries for the 2018 edition. An initiative of Obijackson Foundation, the pageant does not dwell on physical beauty but rather seeks to promote true African values and morals in youths. The 2018 edition was officially flagged off in Lagos…